May 23 - June 8
An Giang University, Long Xuyen, An Giang Province
We hope that you will join us for this year's Social Work Summer Institute from May 23rd to June 8th at An Giang University in Long Xuyen, An Giang Province; an endeavor that would not be possible without your commitment as participants to bring social work practical knowledge to the Mekong Delta. Sponsored by An Giang University (AGU) & West Virginia University (WVU), the Institute will offer free social work and community health workshops.
Come learn and share your experience with us. We invite participants who are social workers/collaborators/counterparts of international and local NGOs, staff, faculty, and social work students from university setting. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKSHOP 1: A CASE MANAGEMENT PRIMER (May 23) - Grace Mishler, MSW.
Case Management is a new practice in Vietnam. This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn how to apply a human investment approach that emphasizes quality care and strategies to assure a targeted population receives access to resources that will improve their quality of life and well-being. Participants will learn the value of record keeping, monitoring, and evaluating, as well as strategies for engaging targeted client populations in training, use of resources, and events.
WORKSHOP 2: COMMON FACTORS THERAPY (May 24 – 25) - Neal Newfield, PhD. & Susan Newfield, PhD.
Building solid relationships has been determined to be a key factor in successful counseling work with people. The common factors research concerning relationships will be reviewed. Based on this research, workshop participants will learn best practices when it comes to helping clients become self-empowered to make changes in their own lives. Verbal tools for helping clients become self-empowered along with paper and pencil measures designed to strengthen the relationship between the social worker and client.
WORKSHOP 3: MEETING CLIENT’S NEEDS: STRATEGIES FOR ORGANIZING NETWORKS AND MULTI STAKEHOLDERS (May 26 – 27) - Trang Pham Kelly, MA
This workshop will focus on organizing support networks and strategies using multi-stakeholders’ resources both government, non-governmental organizations, media, business, and individuals to meet the needs of clients in agency settings. Using a participatory approach, the instructor will facilitate the workshop by first learning from all of her participants’ experiences. Based on a client-centered approach, this workshop will facilitate participants gathering all available resources using their social networks to meet the best needs for their clients. Using their own networks participants will develop strategies for meeting client’s needs effectively.
WORKSHOP 4: ETHICAL CODES & ETHICAL PRINCIPLES: INSURING THAT YOU PRACTICE ETHICAL SOCIAL WORK (May 30) – Doan Thi Ngoc, MED, MSW, Neal Newfield, PhD., & Susan Newfield, PhD.
This workshop will examine dual relationships, conflicting ethical codes, areas of expertise and limitations, informed consent, confidentiality & record keeping in regards to how one can maintain an ethical social work practice. Social Work codes of ethics will be examined along with basic principles of ethical decision making. Relational versus judicial ethics will be examined. Participants will be given ethical dilemmas to puzzle about.
WORKSHOP 5: WHAT IS IN A LABEL? (May 31 – June 1) – B.Tuyet Brown, MSW.
Social workers often assign diagnostic labels to the problems clients present with. These broad labels are categories that the client is assigned based on the behaviors that the social worker sees exhibited. Reasons for these behaviors may be biological, psychological, social, cultural or a combination. An appropriate referral requires a baseline and milestones for a client’s mental, emotional, and psychological status and indicators of what the problem may be. Participants will become familiar with indicators of common diagnostic labels and possible causes for such behavior. Participants will also learn to apply local/national established policies and rules to design comprehensive treatment plans and referrals for clients suffering from psychosocial and emotional conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
OPEN HOUSE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS (June 1 - Time 15:00 to 18:00)
Drs. Neal Newfield & Susan Newfield will give an orientation to the Intensive English Program at WVU. Along with Neal and Susan Ms. Doan Thi Ngoc will be available to talk about perusing academic degrees at WVU and her experience as a student at West Virginia University. Mr. Dennis Scott, the Global Education and Civic Engagement Specialist for West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service will provide information on the 4-H Summer Camp that students may attend in West Virginia next year. Light snack will be provided to participants.
WORKSHOP 6: AFTER THEY RETURN: THE MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS OF TRAFFICKED WOMEN AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM (June 2 – 3) – Suzanne Anderson, MSW.
This workshop reports on the dissertation research of the presenter who conducted a Survey of aftercare workers who provide services to trafficking victims in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Based on the reported needs of these survivors and the challenges to agencies to provide services a regionally sensitive training program for providers is presented.
WORKSHOP 7A: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION & THE INTERNET: KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE (June 6 – 8) – Dorothea Czarnecki, PHD.
The internet offers social and educational benefits to our children but it also exposes them to potential abuse and exploitation. Children are often poorly equipped to protect themselves from predators. A global overview with specific focus on the situation in Viet Nam regarding the scope, scale and manifestation of online child sexual abuse and exploitation, profiles of victims and offenders and the connection between the production of online child sexual abuse material and travelling child sex offenders will be given. The Vietnamese response and international best practices will be examined.
WORKSHOP 7B*: STRENGTHENING PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS (June 6 – 7) – Denis Scott, MPA, PCED.
Teachers, social service practitioners, and non-profit workers often interact with families and youth in informal settings. Attendees in this workshop will discuss different ways that professionals can collaborate with clients and volunteers to build stronger community programs to engage participants with experiential education. Workshop attendees will have a chance to learn some best practices in experiential education and share knowledge about their own programs, camps, clubs, or extracurricular activities. This facilitated workshop will promote participant involvement. Attendees should be prepared to highlight examples of their program successes and share scenarios for improvement.
*Workshop participation is restricted to those who have been group experiential learning trainers/volunteers previously and is by approval only.
BIOS OF TRAINERS
Ms. Suzanne M. Anderson, MSW. Suzanne is a certified crisis responder/trainer with the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Suzanne has worked in the USA, Canada, Yugoslavia, Singapore, and Southeast Asia training and responding to industrial accidents, natural disasters, terrorist and war trauma. Suzanne is a clinical counselor in Singapore. She is Doctorate of Professional Studies candidate at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Her dissertation focuses on human trafficking aftercare in the Mekong countries.
Ms B. B.Tuyet Brown, MSW, LICSW. Tuyet has worked for the Veteran’s Administration Medical centers in Boston and Los Angeles. She has been a counselor and psychotherapist for over 15 years. Tuyet is a US Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. As an international consultant, psychotherapist and trainer in Vietnam, she has taught short courses and led workshops at five leading universities, including the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), UN/IOM. In addition, she has been a trainer for several social welfare NGOs and foundations.
Dr. Dorothea Czarnecki, PhD. Dorothea (Doro) has conducted research for the European Commission on child trafficking in Germany and for ECPAT Germany on German travelling child sex offenders in Cambodia. Currently Dorothea is conducting a capacity assessment with UNICEF Viet Nam for the Vietnamese government on child online protection. She has worked in the anti human trafficking field for the last ten years in Latin America, Europe and South East Asia, as part of the child rights organizations network ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes).
Ms. Trang Pham Kelly, MA. Trang is an independent consultant and Ph.D. candidate in Social Welfare at City University of New York. Her dissertation research is on the collaboration between civil society organizations (CSOs) and government agencies to promote the referral of social services for child welfare recipients in Vietnam. She is interested in socioeconomic and political factors that effect state policies, business, and social welfare agencies in Vietnam. Trang has spent the past 20 years assisting Vietnamese children in crisis and raising awareness about their exploitation in international forums.
Ms. Grace Mishler, MSW. Grace is a Professor of Social Work within the Sociology Program at National Vietnam USSH in Ho Chi Minh City. Her speciality is working with people with disablilites particularly those people with visual disabilities. Currently she is drafting an article which focuses on case management services with an emphasis on monitoring and evaluating for quality eye care and follow-up care. She is also developing an integrated, interdisciplinary sociology course concerning Social Work Practice within the context of disabilities studies and field practice.
Dr. Neal Newfield, PhD, LICSW. Neal is an Associate Professor of Social Work at West Virginia University and a social documentary photographer. He teaches courses in individual, marital and family therapy. Neal is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is co-editor of a book titled Connecting the Dots: Intersectionality and the Understanding of Diverse Groups, Kendall Hunt Publishing. The book will be published this coming summer.
Dr. Susan Newfield, RN, PhD, APRN, BC. Susan is an Associate Professor, Chairperson of the Family/Community Health Department, for the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She is a family therapist and teaches courses in individual and family mental health care. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Ms. Doan Thi Ngoc, MSW, MED. Ngoc is a professor at Open University (Dai Hoc Mo) in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. She teaches both English and Social Work. Ms. Ngoc also lectures widely as a guest instructor at other schools in Vietnam. Her research focuses primarily on gender equality and on establishing professional Social Work as an integral component of Vietnamese society. Prior to her teaching and research career, Prof. Ngoc worked for nearly two decades in various business-related fields.
Mr. Denis Scott, MPA, PCED. Denis is an Assistant Professor and the Global Education and Civic Engagement Specialist for West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Human and Community Development at West Virginia University. His current work in human and community development focuses on youth engagement, service learning, and leadership. Denis has developed, managed, and taught youth programs in school, camp, and club settings. He has worked on a broad range of Extension projects including agriculture and natural resources and families and health programs that strengthen youth and communities. Denis’s international Extension work focuses on inter-cultural exchanges and experiential learning programs for youth and adult volunteers.
WHEN: May 23 - June 8, 2016
WHERE: An Giang University, Long Xuyen, An Giang Province
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